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Size S - 3X
Knit Pajama Set
Size 1X - 4X
Knit Sleep Tee
Size 12 - 34W
Plus-size sleepwear can be incredibly difficult
to find in most brick-and-mortar retail stores,
with sizes larger than a 3X virtually
impossible. While many women will wear
t-shirts, yoga pants,
leggings, and their
underwear as alternatives, feminine nightgowns,
trendy pajama sets, and plush robes are readily available
on-line in both plus and super sizes.
As a favorite gift in many families
holidays, for Mother's Day, and as students get
ready to go away for college, sleepwear appealing to both
young and more mature women is in demand.
Caftan style loungewear is also popular on
resort vacations and sometimes can even double
as swim cover-ups.
Sexier styles more
normally found in lingerie shops
and some of the plus specialty retailers
are favored by some, especially for special
occasions such as honeymoons and romantic
Fall and winter months
see fabrics such as flannel as popular choices,
while spring and summer sleepwear tends to be lighter and
barer with knit and woven cotton especially
popular. Luxury fabrics such as silk are
worn all year, and often given as gifts.
remains one of the leaders, offering some of the
most diverse selection available in larger sizes
ranging from fun and casual to more sensuous and
sexy in size 14 to 28W. Their sister retailer,
extends the size offerings to 5X on more casual
styles in knits and fun prints.
also has a growing collection with a
softer, romantic vibe for size 12 to 34W.
Many department stores have a
small collection of plus-size sleepwear among
there offerings, but this shopping category is
remarkably thin and scarce at most.
Notable exceptions are
which both carry well stocked collections of nightgowns, pj's, and robes in
classic to trendy styles in size S to 3X.
Those who prefer natural fibers
in classic styles will appreciate the selection
which is also one of the best shopping resources
for robes in size 2 to 26W. During the holiday
shopping season luxury fibers such as cashmere
and silk can frequently also be purchased.
often has some, in addition to the upscale
department stores such as
Some of the best spots for cotton pajamas in
classic and vintage inspired styles are
available from unusual catalog spots such as
both of which offer most styles in size S to 3X
(28W). Prices at both are affordable and
moderate. Sister catalogs
often have additional options in more unusual
styles, and a frequently good resources for
classic flannel styles.
regularly carries premium sleep labels such as
Carol Hochman and Eileen West in extended sizes
from 0 to 28W.
often offer some unsual finds in plus-size
sleepwear including upscale labels such as
Bedhead and Natori for size 1X to 3X.
Meanwhile, plus specialty lingerie retailer
Hips & Curves
has a growing collection of both vintage
romantic and casual classic sleepwear to
supplement the sexier lingerie for which they
are best known. Sizing here is available
from XL to 6X.
another particular good and diverse catalog
resource with styles ranging from classic basics
to novelty prints in size XS to 3X.
Teens will like the cute sleepwear options
which has one of the best collections of pop
culture, movie themed, and music inspired tees
that can be combined with leggings and sleep
pants as pajamas in size XL to 6X.
They often have licensing agreements with
Disney, Marvel, and others for charcters and